Hopefully this section will answer some often-asked questions and make you more knowledgeable about Ghee. We would like to recognise and thank our farm partner Ms. Meera Suri Sharma - Managing Partner at Back2Basics for helping out with the answers and technical information.


How is A2 Ghee better than regular cow Ghee?
A2 is a beta-casein protein in the milk that makes milk healthy and nutritious.

Or to put it simply, it is a particular character in some cow breeds that makes the milk qualitatively superior than what you have been drinking!

A2 Milk Advantage

Helps build immunity against diabetes, hypertension, cardio-vascular diseases, allergies and digestive disorders especially in India where all of these health problems are on an upswing.

There is evidence that suggests the A1 protein is associated with digestive discomfort in people.

How to ensure that your Ghee is authentic A2 Ghee?
There are lab tests available to know if the Ghee /Milk is A2. Indian breeds like Gir and Sahiwal are known for their A2 milk. Ghee made with this milk is A2 Ghee.

How long before the Ghee must be consumed?
Generally, A2 Ghee has a shelf life of 24 months. At Back2Basics, we also add Methi dana /fenugreek seeds in our Ghee so it can be stored for longer.

What is the best temperature to store the Ghee?
Normal room temperature is fine and in peak summers in India it can be kept in the refrigerator.

What are the chief benefits of Ghee?
Benefits of Gir Cow Ghee

  • Gir Cow milk contains only A2 protein, which is healthier and more nutritious than A1 protein.
  • A2 Ghee is known to be one the most easily digestible dairy fat. It helps in proper digestion, preventing constipation and detoxification. Ghee contains butyric acid, which nourishes the cells of the intestines. This acid also helps in reducing inflammation and improving the digestive system. Unlike butter or oil, Ghee fastens the process of digestion.
  • Butyric acid that is naturally occurring in our gut and in cows Ghee, helps our body absorb nutrients from the food we eat.
  • Full of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K, Desi Ghee helps in strengthening immunity. These vitamins play a major role in the functioning of the heart, brain and also bone development.
  • Ghee contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is helpful in losing weight, especially belly fat.
  • It helps rid the body of toxins by lubricating the colon and thus leads to tissue rejuvenation.
  • Aids in reducing Cholesterol.
  • The saturated fat in Gir Cow Ghee melts at 37°C and our body temperature is 37.2°C, which is why it gets totally absorbed in the body.
  • A lactose-free, Super food alternative to everyday butter and cooking oils.

Does Ghee lower the risk of cholesterol and heart disease?

Ghee is a healthy fat which when consumed in moderation does lower the risk of heart diseases. The idea is that we should consume healthy fats and not oils like vegetable oils etc.

What is the shelf-life of Ghee?

The average shelf-life is 18 months. But if stored in the refrigerator Ghee can be stored for much longer. Can be stored for 24 months.

Is Ghee a substitute for all the available edible cooking oils?

Yes absolutely.

Is Ghee good for infants, kids and pregnant women?

  • Your growing baby needs almost 1500 calories per day for optimum growth and development. Feeding A2 cow Ghee to your kid is one of the easiest ways to boost your baby's health.
  • Apart from using Ghee in your baby’s food, the A2 desi cow Ghee can help treat several health discomforts. Heat a bit of A2 cow Ghee and a few cloves of garlic to cure your baby’s cold. Rub the warm Ghee gently on your baby’s chest, to relieve severe chest congestion.
  • A2 protein Ghee is good for babies as it has a good amount of calcium, which is vital for developing strong bones, teeth and for muscle growth. It contains Vitamin D, which helps in absorption of calcium in the body.
  • A2 protein milk carries a high amount of protein, which helps your baby grow. It also contains carbohydrates that give your child the energy that they need throughout the day.

Easy to Digest:

Ghee is full of saturated fatty acids, and they are easily digestible. Kids are unable to digest red meats or other fat foods. Ghee is one of the simplified fat foods, which can enhance calorie intake and keep him energetic.

Lactose Friendly:

Ghee is a milk-based product. however, it's lactose-free because all of the milk solids are completely removed during production. 

Even if your baby is lactose intolerant, he can consume Ghee.

Rich in Vitamins:

Ghee is a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D E and K. All these vital vitamins help promote healthy bone and brain development of your baby. Additionally, these vitamins also boost your baby’s immune system and keep him free from diseases.

Higher Smoking Point:

Compared to any other oils, Ghee possesses higher smoking point and does not break into free radicals which makes it perfect for high-heat cooking, roasting, frying, and baking.

Free radicals can cause potential side effects to your baby’s body and can also induce respiratory issues.

Promotes Healthy Brain Development:

For, they are at the stage of proper brain development. Adding Ghee for infants or toddlers in their diet can boost brain development process.

 You can add Ghee in mashed potato or khichdi

  • You can use the Ghee as a dip for idli
  • You can also add it to porridge
  • You can use it where ever you use cooking oil
  • You can also make Ghee dosa(using Ghee instead of oil)

How should the Ghee be stored?

In an air tight jar in a cool place.

Is Ghee safe for lactose intolerant individuals?

Ghee is a milk-based product. however, it's lactose-free because all of the milk solids are completely removed during production. 

What are the different types of Ghee available?

The market is flooded with different types of Ghee But one should be sure of the cows breed and the process of making the Ghee. Bilona Ghee is known to be the best.

What is the difference between A1 and A2 Ghee?

A2 Ghee is made with the milk of A2 cows/buffalo like. Our Indian breeds of cows Gir and Sahiwal and a few others are all A2 milk producing Cows.